Only one candidate filed to run for the vacant Maine House District 50 seat, which covers the city of Bath.
Attorney David Sinclair, a Democrat and former Bath City Council member, will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. Republicans did not enter a candidate in the race and Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage did not respond to a request for comment.
Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file paperwork to run in the race, although no one had taken out the paperwork as of Tuesday morning, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
The seat is vacant following the July resignation of Democrat Sean Paulhus, who stepped down upon being named Sagadahoc County register of probate.
Sinclair did not return messages seeking comment on Tuesday.
Sinclair told fellow Democrats last month that he plans to focus on affordable housing if he is elected, according to the Times Record.
If elected, he will serve about one year in the House.
In 2024, all 186 Maine House and Senate seats will be up for election.
Maine Democrats currently control the House with 80 seats, followed by Republicans with 68, two independents and one vacancy.
Although the election to fill the House seat is considered a special election, voters on Nov. 7 will also decide eight ballot questions, including four citizen initiatives and four constitutional amendments.